Testimonials

John saved my future and career

My experience with my lawyer John Calcagni and his office were extraordinary. There is not a better word or words to describe it!

From my initial consultation until my court date there was full and consistent communication with him to include in-person by phone email and text message. There was nothing more comforting for me than to know that the lawyer representing me was there at all times.

My ideal vision was to see my case get dismissed which is exactly what happened. John worked tirelessly until he was able to obtain this result on my behalf. I would have no doubt or hesitation to call him again if I ever need legal representation in the future.

I would also definitely recommend him to anyone who may need a lawyer. John saved my future and career and he is fully capable of doing the same for you.


Calcagni Brings Much More To The Table Than Any Other Attorney

“I’m an active duty Army Officer who recently faced a number of issues from an abrasive chain of command while deployed that resulted in a GOMOR and the initiation of elimination or administrative separation proceedings. This was the first negative issue ever experienced in my overall military career. I knew if the GOMOR was filed in my OMPF that it would end any hope of continuing to serve in the Army. As a result I retained Attorney John L. Calcagni III. John provided me with expert advice in drafting my rebuttal to the GOMOR. He also assisted me in building my defense for the upcoming elimination or show cause board. John’s guidance and advice were superb.

He and his team were always there for me as I worked on my case. However the most important part of the whole endeavor for me was how straightforward and down to earth John was during the whole process. He provided an outside point of view into all the details of my case and guided me toward the relevant facts. At the conclusion of everything the Commanding General chose to withdraw the elimination action and withheld filing of the GOMOR to afford me a chance to prove that the issues I faced were a product of my environment and not indicative of my ability or potential as an Army Officer. I emphatically recommend John Calcagni to any service member seeking representation for a UCMJ or adverse administrative action. Attorney Calcagni brings much more to the table than any other attorney.”


John was my Knight in Shining Armor

As a parent I felt completely helpless when my son got himself into a situation requiring legal assistance.

John you were the knight in shining armor for me. Your calming demeanor extensive experience and knowledge of the Army processes and personnel instantly confirmed for me that I had hired the right attorney for my son.

I can’t thank you enough for all you did for him!


Military Defense Client

I recommend Attorney Calcagni to anyone who required legal representation. As an Army ROTC Cadet I was desperate and didn’t know what to do when I was recommended for disenrollment from the ROTC program.

Attorney John Calcagni came to my rescue and helped me put together a strong case to help keep me in the Army. His experience and advocacy skills put me in the best possible position to prevail.

I was very nervous during my disenrollment hearing at which time an appointed officer was to decide my fate regarding future military service. Attorney Calcagni represented with zealously and with confidence.

He set me at ease and achieved the results I was hoping for. I enthusiastically recommend him to anyone who needs quality legal help.


Federal Criminal Defense Client

I am so immensely humbled and impressed by how you represented me before the Federal Court.

Everyone in my family is extremely pleased with your work. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.


Military Criminal Defense Client

Mr. John L. Calcagni is the best legal representation to be had.

He is calm cool precise and knows the legal system better than any attorney I have ever encountered.

He provided a valuable service to me and my family saved my career and made it look easy. All at an affordable price.

I highly recommend John L. Calcagni as the best attorney that one could retain.


John Calcagni was very professional

Criminal Defense Open and Gross Lewdness: DISMISSED

I am a U.S. Soldier who was recently charged with a civilian criminal offense. I first met Attorney Calcagni at my arraignment at the courthouse. He informed me of his military background and extensive experience defending service members. As a result I accepted his business card and agreed to contact him for an initial client consultation.

When I first walked into Attorney Calcagni’s office I was a bit nervous. I had never been charged with a crime or consulted with an attorney before. I also knew that as a service members if I was convicted of a crime of any type my military career would be over. After talking with Attorney Calcagni he was able to make a tough and stressful time for me seem much easier.

He was eager to hear about my case and determined to defend against my charge in order to preserve my military career. After appearing in Court together on a couple of occasions he was able to convince the District Attorney to dismiss the case against me. John Calcagni was very professional and a true pleasure to work with. I highly recommend him to defend anyone’s case. He is an awesome lawyer and a fellow Soldier. I will never forget how he helped to both win my case and save my career.


Thanks for orchestrating a complete dismissal of all charges

Driving without License and Unregistered Vehicle: DISMISSED

I was scared when I got my first ever criminal summons but Attorney Calcagni’s website suggested to me that a calm cool super-experienced hand was out there ready to help.

And this website was right! I am so grateful to Attorney Calcagni for his professionalism skill savvy and epic intelligence. John quickly turned what could have been a fraught and upsetting experience into something about as suspenseful as a trip to the post office.

Thanks for orchestrating a complete dismissal of all charges brought against me. Needless to say I won’t hesitate to recommend you to anyone in need of a crack defense lawyer. God bless.


Attorney John Calcagni is a Godsend!- West Point Cadet

General Court Martial Defense – Three counts of Sexual Assault Article 120: 2 Charges DISMISSED 3rd Sentence reduced

Attorney John Calcagni is a Godsend! I cannot express how grateful I am for all the work he put into my General Court Martial. He is undoubtedly well versed and very thorough as an attorney. John constantly puts forth his best effort. The most important thing for me was the fact that he personally cared about what happened to me. His experiences and familiarization with the military’s justice system criminal practice and formalities made him an exceptional attorney for me.

Having never received so much as a speeding ticket before I was greatly unfamiliar with the judicial process. I did not know where to begin. It took a lot of searching; I spoke to several civilian attorneys but after speaking to John I knew that I was done looking. John was very patient with me. He took his time listening and understanding my case in every detail. He slowly explained all the possible options I had to choose from—in terms that I could understand!

The relationship I had with my U.S. Army Trial Defense Service (TDS) lawyer was very different from my relationship with John. John was able to work well with my TDS lawyers but it was apparent that he was in an entirely different league than them. John never made a decision without consulting me first and he always sent me email traffic between him and anyone else involved in my case. This kept me well informed and let me know he was working hard on things for me. Even better than working with my TDS lawyer was how well he worked with my family and kept them all reassured and calm!

After retaining John I was never worried about having to contact him to ask questions. It was a comfort knowing that I had someone working on my side that took my case to heart. He genuinely cared about what happened to me! That made the process much easier. He was not just helping me legally but he helped me remain calm. Scheduling times to meet was always too easy despite both of our busy lives. He was always straight forward with me. If I had a quick question I would text him and he would give me an answer shortly after. There was never any wondering about if and when I would hear from him or any doubt as to what he needed from me.

My General Court Martial was convened on 23 July 2012. I was charged with three counts of Article 120 Sexual Assault. I faced the possibilities of being sent to prison being discharged from the military and having to register as a sex offender! However the factual severity of the offense did not match the charges. So having accepted responsibility for my actions I pleaded guilty to 2 counts of Article 128 Assault Consummated by Battery. I was then sentenced to receive a General Officer Memorandum of Reprimand (GOMOR) – the sentence that Attorney Calcagni requested and fought for. My family and I are extremely happy with this outcome.

As I stated before John lets you make the decisions after giving you all the options first. And he doesn’t sugar coat the situation. Even when we were confident things would go my way he didn’t let that stop him from being thorough! He drafted a deferment request in advance of going to court so if I was sentenced to jail we could have asked that it be deferred. John also made a personal portfolio with the statements from my character witnesses all of my awards academic successes and personalized photographs. He then used these materials to reveal to the judge what kind of a person I actually am opposed to that portrayed by the prosecutor. This along with Attorney Calcagni’s questioning of witnesses and arguments to the Court gave the judge a lot consider when considering an appropriate sentence for my one-time admitted mistake. In the end it all worked out in my favor thanks to John.

If I or someone I care about should ever get into any trouble and need legal assistance I know that I will call John immediately. I seriously doubt you can find better than him.


Client Arrested with 8 Pounds of Marijuana

I could not be more pleased with Mr. John Calcagni’s results.

He is an honest man who puts your best interests first. John explains the law extremely well and makes everything easy for you to understand.

He builds a personal relationship with his clients which is very comforting in a time of legal troubles.

I highly recommend Mr. Calcagni to anyone in need of legal representation.